I can’t believe that Fall is here because just yesterday it was 104 degrees! Well, we finally had a cold front over night and it dipped enough for me to open the windows, yay. Temperatures dipped and I got to dipping candy apples. I have made caramel apples before but this was my first time making candy apples and it was pretty fun and easy to do. I found this recipe on a great site called insturctables, I only changed the amount so that my recipe would do just 4 small apples. There are only 4 people in my family and I didn’t want 8 apples staring at me each day – just waiting for me to eat them. Honestly I don’t think two family members will even partake (something about candy sticking to their teeth). Let’s get started on these little fun treats.
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup lite corn syrup
1/2 cup of water
candy, sprinkles cookie crumbs whatever you want.
large sucker sticks or Popsicle sticks
food coloring optional
small sauce pan
Step 1: Gather the supplies you will need. Choose small firm tart apples are better for candy apples. I choose Granny Smith and just one Gala because it was under-ripe and I knew we wouldn’t eat it other wise. Fugi apples would be a great pick too because they are firm and not too sweet. After choosing the right apples try to put your stick in as straight as possible and pushing down all the way but not breaking through the skin.
Step 2: put candy in bowls that will be wide enough for the apples but somewhat deep as well.Step 3: Now for the fun part cooking the sugar to get candy, get a small saucepan and add the sugar, corn syrup and water cook on med-high stirring until it comes to a boil. When it comes to a boil do not stir anymore put your candy thermometor in and cook it until it get’s to 290 degree Fahrenheit. You can cook it longer to 300-310 degrees but make sure you take the pan off and put it in some cold water to stop the candy cooking. Now take an apple and tip the saucepan while turning the apple to fully coat the apple.Step 4: After coating with the hot candy now roll in the candy and set aside. There is a bit of a learning curve mastering the candy rolling which I really don’t think I quite mastered. Be careful with the chocolate if you try to roll twice you will mash them because they immediately become soft from the heat of the candy. Working quickly is important so the hot candy doesn’t cool to much.
Happy apple picking :)
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